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May 18
2011

Employer HC costs to rise 8.5 percent in 2012: PwC

Posted by Stephen Taub in PwChealth careCash

Stephen Taub

Now this is what you can call inflation.

US employers are likely to shell out 8.5 percent more on healthcare costs in 2012 on top of an increase of 8 percent this year, according to an annual report on medical cost trends published by PwC's Health Research Institute.

Jan 26
2011

CEOs: It's just like 2007

Posted by Stephen Taub in revenuesPwCPricewaterhouseCooperseconomyCEOsCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

Chief execs are as upbeat as the global stock markets.

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey of 1,201 chief executives in 69 countries found they are nearly as confident in their outlook for revenue growth over the next 12 months as they were during the recent global boom before the financial crisis.

Sep 16
2010

UK watchdog barks at auditors

Posted by nicklord in PwCKPMGErnst & YoungDeloitteauditing

nicklord

The Financial reporting Council of the UK has released the annual results of its inspection of the big four accounting firms. Its verdict? Could do better.

Each of the big four - KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and Ernst & Young - were found to have been less than perfect. Each was found guilty of specific misdemeanors, but the common thread running through the report was that auditors faced too much internal pressure to do non-audit work, so that the quality and independence of the audits were in danger of slipping.

Jun 12
2010

PwC's UK affiliate in hot water over JP Morgan mess

Posted by Going Concern in PwCPricewaterhouseCoopersJPMorgan ChaseJP Morgan ChaseCPAscompliancebanking industryauditorsauditingauditAccounting

Going Concern

Submitted by Adrienne Gonzalez, republished from Going Concern, Accounting News for Accountants and CFOs.

Now £15.7 billion may not seem like much to you if you are, say, Bill Gates or Ben Bernanke but for PricewaterhouseCoopers UK, it may be the magic number that gets the firm into a whole steaming pile of trouble.

Apr 16
2010

Another case of "What are auditors for, anyway?"

Posted by Going Concern in Securities and Exchange CommissionPwCPricewaterhouseCoopersCPAscomplianceauditorsauditingAccountingaccountants

Going Concern

Submitted by Caleb Newquist, republished from Going Concern, Accounting News for Accountants and CFOs.

Last week, the SEC continued its "Bustin' Up Fraud" tour by charging Memphis-based Morgan Keegan & Company, Morgan Asset Management, and two employees, James C. Kelsoe, Jr. and Joseph Thompson Weller with "fraudulently overstating the value of securities backed by subprime mortgages."

Apr 07
2010

Big companies, big auditors, sitting in a tree

Posted by Ron F in PwCKPMGGoldman SachsGeneral ElectricErnst & YoungDeloittecost cuttingCashBig FourBig 4auditorsauditingAccounting

Ron F

Hey, I got hold of some interesting data from Audit Analytics on the length of time that some US companies have had the same auditors.

The issue arises in connection with a CFO cover story on audit fees that I wrote about yesterday.

Feb 04
2010

Big 4 CEOs get some media love in Davos

Posted by Going Concern in PwCKPMGIFRSErnst & YoungDeloitteDavoscomplianceCEOsCareers/ManagementBig 4Accounting

Going Concern

Submitted by Francine McKenna, republished from Going Concern, Accounting News for Accountants and CFOs.

It's sort of sweet to see the CEOs of the Big 4 audit firms being treated like big deals at Davos. In the U.S., the media typically pays no attention to these guys unless there's either a catastrophic accounting related failure - and the recent crisis is not being viewed as such by the media - or some icky accounting issue like mark-to-market or IFRS that necessitates an interview with some accountant. Any accountant.

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